Kev.. I've got about 6000 shots thru my 40D and I still love it everytime I take it out.. Really nice owl shots. Funny I've had one in my woods behind my house all week. I can hear him, but its always too dark to see him.
Wow, what a stunning capture. I think the subject definately makes it thus. It's eyes are so amazingly bright given the surroundings and lighting. They're brilliant! It looks as though he had zeroed in on you and was coming for ya.
Another beautiful picture. The hawks here are not nearly as successful with my voles and gophers though they watch constantly. I have yet to be present when they catch anything, though they make half hearted attempts at the local pigeons.
This isn't a captive owl is it Kev? I thought at first it was. I've lost count of the amount of weekends I've spent looking for an Owl, any Owl to shoot. Even Bitterns are easier! Haha! Beautiful shot BTW.